Defensive Drills

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2 Sprints, 2 Stunts, Live This 4 on 3 Scramble Defensive Drill was posted to the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library by Matt Wheeler. Matt Wheeler has spent the last 10 years coaching in the Orlando, FL area. For the last 6 seasons he was at Olympia High School where he spent time as assistant boys varsity ...

Defensive Shutout Drill This defensive drill is demonstrated by Northern Iowa Head Coach Ben Jacobson and the Northern Iowa players. He has his team execute for 35 seconds since that was the college rule at the time that this video was filmed. You can set the time length for anything that challenges your players. When I have used this drill, we ...

4 on 4 Shell Breakdown Drill Submitted by by Coach John Kimble CoachJohnKimble.com Formerly of Crestview (FL) High School See him on Twitter @CoachJohnKimble This post was originally a part of the article “Techniques Used in the Top Individual & Team Defensive Breakdown Drills” that was originally written for Winning Hoops Editor’s note from Brian Williams: You might have different defensive rules and philosophies, but my ...

Basketball Drills: 3 on 3 Defensive Drills These 3 defensive drills are from Matt Monroe’s Hoops Roundtable site. Modify these drills to fit what you need to use to teach and reinforce and your defensive rules, concepts, and principles. Diagrams created with FastDraw             3 on 3 Random Movement Drill Scott Miller, Head Boys Basketball Coach, Glenbard East High School (IL): • Coach sets the ball ...

Basketball Drills: Lane One on One This drill called “Lane Line Ball Pressuure Drill” and is among the thousands of resources for both coaches and player available from basketballhq. They have several more videos as well as basketball coaching resource articles. Please make sure your sound is on to see the video. Click the play arrow so see the drill. The drill ...

Basketball Drills with Shaka Smart These drills were filmed when current Texas men’s coach Shaka Smart was at VCU The drills are You Tube videos, so to be able to watch them, you will need to be able to access You Tube. The first drill is a shooting drill and the second one is a rebounding/inside toughness drill. Make sure your sound is ...

Basketball Drills: 3 Defensive Drills These 3 defensive drills are from Matt Monroe’s Hoops Roundtable site. He posts a new article daily and has a lot of really good articles that he has written as well as contributions from several other coaches. Use these drills as ideas for improving the drills you use to teach and reinforce your defensive concepts ...

Basketball Drills 5 Lane Passing I have not used this drill, but it is one that I think is worth experimenting with for 10 or 15 minutes to see if it is worth continuing to use in your program. I think it is worth experimenting with new ideas each week in practice to see if they will improve your ...

Basketball Drills Triangle Ball Toughness This post was created by Kyle Gilreath. He is NBA Client Services Manager for FastModel Sports. He is the Head Basketball Coach at Astronaut High School in Florida. He served as an undergraduate manager as well as graduate assistant for the Florida Men’s program under Billy Donovan. I found the drill on FastModel’s ...

Defending Pick and Roll 5 Options This post on defending pick and roll was sent to me by Nate Hill, Assistant Boys Coach at Colonel Crawford High School in North Robinson Ohio. He has coached for 18 years from 7th grade through Varsity Head Coach. Nate has contributed several articles for the site. Coach Hill said: I typed this up ...

Basketball Drills Defending Low Post I like the shell drill to teach and rehearse most of the movements we have to defend. These two drills are ways that you might experiment with on defending the post in your shell. If they fit your defensive objectives in that drill, you can experiment with them 5 on 5 in practice before ...

Basketball Drills Closeouts These 3 drills to work on keeping the ball out of the lane are a follow up to the article I posted from Coach Mike Neighbors entitled: “Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot” You Can view that post by clicking here: “Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot” One of those things that the article discusses as ...

Basketball Drills Defend the Lane Drills These 3 drills to work on keeping the ball out of the lane are a follow up to the article I posted from Coach Mike Neighbors entitled: “Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot” You Can view that post by clicking here: “Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot” One of those things that the article lists is ...

Things Basketball Teams Do a Lot This article is from University of Arkansas women’s head basketball coach Mike Neighbors and one of his Newsletters. Coach Neighbors has an outstanding newsletter. If you are interested in subscribing, email me and I will pass along your interest and your email address to him. “Be good at the things you do a lot” from Coach Mike ...

Basketball Drills Diamond Shell Drill This version of The Shell Defense Drill comes from the blog post “Rethinking Shell Defense” on 3fromthecorner.com It was also published in the FastModel Sports Basketball Plays and Drills Library The site has thousands of drills and plays that have been submitted by basketball coaches from around the world. You can also find out more about ...